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Kaiser Permanente members have rated the organization’s health plan highest in member satisfaction in Colorado for a sixth consecutive year, according to a new study released by J.D. Power and Associates. J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Member Health Plan Study is based on survey responses of 33,000 members in 136 commercial health plans throughout the… Continue Reading Kaiser ranked highest Colorado health plan, says J.D. Power

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If you haven’t been keeping up with our quarrelsome elected officials, you may have missed the bitter little dustup between El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa and Senate Majority Leader John Morse. Appearing on the Jeff Crank show the other day, Maketa opined that Morse was holding up a bill to raise the salaries of… Continue Reading Maketa vs Morse – paintball guns at high noon!

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John Leavitt, APR, has been named public information officer for the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder office. Leavitt, a local public relations veteran, has more than 19 years of government communications experience. Leavitt most recently served as a public relations consultant for Junior Achievement USA. He also has served in senior communications positions with… Continue Reading People on the Move – New hires and promotions

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Kudos! – Awards and advancements

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Timberline Landscaping wins state award Tim Emick, owner of Timberline Landscaping, received the Bob Cannon Award at the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado Excellence in Landscape Awards banquet in Denver. Timberline has been in business in Colorado Springs for 35 years. The Bob Cannon award is ALCC’s version of the “Lifetime Achievement Award.” It honors… Continue Reading Kudos! – Awards and advancements

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Fund offers loans to Waldo fire businesses

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Fund offers loans to Waldo fire businesses

Local banks have teamed with the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and other community partners to offer $10,000 loans to small businesses that were affected by last summer’s Waldo Canyon fire. The loan amount is up to $10,000 at zero interest for 12 months and then 12 percent thereafter. There is no loan fee and… Continue Reading Fund offers loans to Waldo fire businesses

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Beer pours millions to state’s economy

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Beer pours millions to state’s economy

Colorado beer distributors are making a big splash in the state’s economy, according to a new economic impact study by the National Beer Wholesalers Association. Colorado beer distributors directly employ 2,457 people and they generate $987 million in total economic impact. The association’s report is titled,  America’s Beer Distributors: Fueling Jobs, Generating Economic Growth &… Continue Reading Beer pours millions to state’s economy

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The first crop of candidate endorsements are in, and they make interesting reading. The Business Journal doesn’t endorse candidates, but both the Independent and the Gazette have weighed in. You wouldn’t think that the two lineups would have much in common, but there’s a certain curious symmetry.                          Gazette                                                           Independent District 1        Don Knight                                                    Don… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: Who’s ahead? Council candidate odds updated

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The Independent Ethics Commission is being asked to investigate another member of Colorado Springs City Council. This time, Angela Dougan is under the spotlight. Bill Murray, who was running against Dougan in District 2 and has publicly endorsed her opponent Joel Miller, has asked for an investigation into campaign contributions Dougan received in 2011. According… Continue Reading Dougan faces ethics complaint from political opponent

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Council approves health foundation board

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Council approves health foundation board

Nine people have been chosen to form the first board of directors for the Colorado Springs Health Foundation. The board is charged with creating the rules and procedures for the new foundation, which will use money and lease payments from the University of Colorado Health lease of Memorial Hospital. The mayor selected the board members… Continue Reading Council approves health foundation board

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Denver investor buys Springs apartment complex

A Denver-based real estate investment company recently purchased a Colorado Springs apartment building. Central Development bought the 41-unit Tiburon Apartments at 1330 Potter Drive near the intersection of Palmer Park and Academy boulevards. The Denver company paid $1.132 million for the property, which was $27,610 per unit and $37.55 per square foot. The complex, which… Continue Reading Denver investor buys Springs apartment complex

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